Can I do it myself? +

Even lawyers that have worked in this field for 10 years are not always competent at filing expunctions. I don’t want to say that it is impossible for a non-lawyer to do it correctly, but it would be extremely difficult because the process is complicated. An expunction requires compiling a large amount of information about the arrest and disposition, identifying all the agencies that might have records of the arrest/charge (which can be up to 20 different entities), filing the petition in District Court, countering any objections that may be raised, and appearing in court to defend the expunction to the judge.